Get ready, pop culture fans, because the 2013 VMAs are taking place this week — Sunday, August 25 at 9 p.m. ET, to be exact. MTV’s most buzzed about award show is taking place in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center this year, and you can expect double the dramatics and triple the crazy outfits.
This year the network’s pre-show (starting at 8 p.m. ET) is set to have killer performances from Ariana Grande and Austin Mahone. And that’s only a precursor to the main event, which is filled with A-List guest stars.
Rumors are swirling about a potential ‘N Sync reunion since Justin Timberlake is set to accept the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. We’ve received mixed messages about this buzzed-about performance, but we do know that Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake will all definitely be performing.
Lady Gaga will be opening the show, and though neither Jay Z or Beyonce have been confirmed to attend the show, we’re hoping the appeal of the Barclays Center, which Jay Z has stake in, will be enough to bring the power couple to our small screens.
From Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift’s speech to Britney Spears kissing Madonna, the VMAs are notorious for bringing the drama and setting the trends.